Now that I have four academic degrees and am currently not a student for the first time in my life, I have been critically accessing the education I received and its quality. Before going too […]
Almost since I first head about the “new, radical” notion of teaching history backward, I have been intrigued. I first heard about it while overhearing a conversation–while presenting a paper at Rice University […]
There are so many things that I love about teaching. One being that I have academic freedom to try different things. Today, I discuss my very successful experiment with Final Exams!! Some time ago I […]
In addition to the usual one million plus things to do related to teaching, the next two weeks are going to be even busier!
When those committed to neoliberal ideologies–politicians, public school and higher ed. administrators, commencement speakers, and parents–speak about the purpose and importance of obtaining college degrees, they generally tend to exclusively pick from […]
Please be sure and read my latest publication at Inside Higher Ed, “19 More Things I’ve Learned about Teaching Undergraduates (so far),” also known as 19 More Lessons About Teaching. Please sure your thoughts […]
Colleges and universities are always in various states of growth, transition, and uncertainty. Support from political leaders (and the people they theoretically represent) in the form of either tangible monetary support or […]